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Old 08-26-2013, 07:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My '85 Civic got towed once. The tow driver told me to brake 10 times harder than usual (as the engine was off, so no brake support) and if that wasn't enough to keep the tow line straight, use the parking brake on top of that.

The brake uses a cable, so if you lose brake fluid it still works. Imho emergency brake is a fitting name.
We call it 'handrem' in Dutch - hand brake.

Rallye cars have a handbrake without the locking knob for tight cornering. Bet they see a fair amount of stress. But they would not be standard spec.
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